Mélanie Rocan

Education

2008     MFA Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec
2005     MFA program, exchange Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, UK
2003     BFA Honours Degree, Painting Thesis, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba
1999     First year Visual Arts, University of Ottawa, Ontario

Awards / Scholarships/ Grants

2013      Winnipeg Arts Council Professional Development – Travel Grant, Moonlighting,           PPCA, Toronto
2012      WAC Individual Artist Grant, Visual Mid-Career
2012      MAC Creation/Production Grant, Visual Arts ‘A’
2011      Winnipeg Arts Council Professional Development- Travel Grant, Crossing Natures,           PPCA. Toronto
2011      Canada Arts Council Travel Grant to attend My Winnipeg, La Maison Rouge, Paris,           France
2010      Winnipeg Arts Council, Mayor’s Luncheon “On the Rise Award”
2010      Manitoba Arts Council Creation/Production Grant in the Visual Arts ‘A’
2008      Manitoba Arts Council Grant, Creation/Production in the Visual Arts ‘B’
2008      Winnipeg Arts Council Production Grant in the Visual Arts
2008      Canada Council for the arts travel grant
2006-07   Winnipeg Arts Council, Professional development grant, for solo-exhibition
2006      Winnipeg Arts Council Production Grant in the Visual Arts- emerging artist
2005-06   Manitoba Arts Council Student Bursary
2005      Francofonds Saint-Boniface, Bourse d’étude hors province
2004      Manitoba Arts Council Grant, Creation/Production in the Visual Arts ‘C’
2004      Francofonds Saint-Boniface, Bourse d’étude hors province
2003      Millennium Scholarship Award, Canadian Millennium Scholarship Foundation Lynne           Sissons Memorial Scholarship (watercolour), University of Manitoba
2002      Heinz Jordan Prize in Painting, University of Manitoba 
2001      Millennium Scholarship Award, Canadian Millennium Scholarship Foundation

Solo Exhibitions
2015      Beaux Desastres, Actual Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba
2015      Lumiere, Paul Petro Contemporary Art, Toronto, Ontario
2013      Moonlighting, Paul Petro Contemporary Art, Toronto
2012-13   Survey Exhibition, touring, Doris McCarthy Gallery, University of Toronto - The           Kenderdine, Saskatchewan, Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art, Winnipeg, Manitoba
2013      Hold On, Paul Petro Contemporary Art Gallery, Toronto
2011      Pleine de Peinture, La Maison Des Artistes Visuels Francophones, Saint-Boniface, Wpg
2010      Solo-exhibition, Northern State University, Aberdeen, South-Dakota, USA
2010      In Limbo, Paul Petro Contemporary Art Gallery, Toronto,Ontario
2010      New Works, LES, Lower East Side Gallery, Vancouver
2009      Transient State, Paul Petro Contemporary Art, Toronto
2008      Naturally Tied, Paul Petro Contemporary Art, Toronto 
2007      Testing the limits, Paul Petro multiples and small works, Toronto
2007      Les Murs sont Tombés, Solo-Exhibition at La Maison des Artistes, Winnipeg
2006      Dark and Lonely, Paul Petro Contemporary Art Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
2005      Familiar Places, Paul Petro Contemporary Art Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
2004      New Works, Solo-Exhibition, Adelaide McDermot Gallery, Winnipeg
2002      Little Dream, Franco-Manitoban Cultural Centre Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba
           
Selected Group Exhibitions
2011     Crossing Natures, Janet Morton, Yvonne Housser, Joyce Weiland, PPCA, Toronto
2011-12  My Winnipeg, Winter Kept Us Warm, La Maison Rouge, Paris, France Travelling to Sete          in the South of France, also presented  at Prairie Art Scene, Ottawa
2010     RBC painting competition, Power Plant, Toronto
2010     Making Scenes, Paul Petro Contemporary Art
2010     Drowning Ophelia, Gallery Stratford, Stratford, Ontario, Jan - April
2009     The Phoenix Art: Young Canadian Painters, Simon Blais, Montreal
2009     Slip Stream, Paul Petro Contemporary Art, Toronto
2008     Magenta Foundation Carte Blanche painting exhibition, MOCCA, Toronto
2008     A good summer to stay inside, LES Gallery, Vancouver
2008     Summer group show, Paul, Toronto
2008     Alluvial Plain, Paul Petro Contemporary Art, Toronto, Ontario
2008     If you go out in the woods today… Gladstone Hotel, Toronto, Ontario
2007     Ignition 4, Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery, Montreal, Quebec
2007     East meets West, Gallery Connexion, Fredericton, New Brunswick
2007     RBC 9th annual painting competition, travelling exhibition in Toronto, Moncton,          Winnipeg, Vancouver
2007     Two person show with Erica Eyres, Project Room, Glasgow, Scotland, UK
         Two-person show with Sadko Hadzihasanovic, Paul Petro Contemporary Art, Toronto
         Compression, Concordia MFA exhibition, Art Mûr, Quebec, Montreal
2006     Royal Bank (RBC) painting competition finalists touring exhibition (8th annual          competition) Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto, Ontario, Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, Ontario, Musee d’Art Contemporain de Montreal, Quebec, Art          Gallery of Calgary, Calgary Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver, Canada 
2006     Supernovas, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba
2006     Too-Sicks exhibition, Gallery 1.1.1., University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba
         Another Other, the OtherGallery at the Cooper Gallery, Dundee, Scotland UK
2004     Décalage, Concordia Group Exhibition, Parisian Laundry, Montreal, Québec
2003     A La Planche, two-six collective show, The Annex Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba 2003     Miss Ingénue, Graffiti Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba
2003     YWA, Young Winnipeg Artists, Plug-In Institute of Contemporary art, Winnipeg

Upcoming Exhibitions
2016     Crossing Natures, group show with Janet Morton, Yvonne Housser, Joyce Weiland, Tom          Thompson, Owen Sound Ontario

Collections
Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg, Manitoba 2011
Royal Bank of Canada, Toronto, Ottawa and Winnipeg offices 2006, 2007, 2011
Femmarte , Collection of works of art from predominantly Canadian Female Artists 2009
Doris McCarthy Gallery, University of Toronto, Scarborough, Ontario 2007
Various private collections, Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Winnipeg
Various private collections in the United States, North Dakota, New York
                            
Publications
2013  “Souvenir Involontaire” 9 x 9 inches, 128 pages, softcover, essay by Josee-Drouin       Brisebois, Publisher: The Doris McCarthy Gallery, University of Toronto Scarborough
2008  Magenta Foundation, Carte Blanche Vol. 2, painting, Emerging artist, 328 pages, color
2008  The Winnipeg Alpha bestiary, letter Y, 104 pages, color
2008  RBC painting book, featuring works in the competition over 10 years, 91 pages, color
2007  RBC painting competition catalogue, 40 pages, color
2006  Supernovas catalogue, group exhibition at the Winnipeg Art Gallery, 88 pages, color
2006  RBC painting competition catalogue, 40 pages, color

Employment in the Arts
2015        Mentor MAWA Foundation mentorship program – for two Franco-Manitoban mentees.
2015        Juror, Interlake, Northern and Southern juried art shows, Gimli, Gilliam and Lac             du Bonet
2014-2015   Sessional Instructor, Foundations Drawing Studio 1 and 2, University of Manitoba
2014-2015   Franco-Manitoban Mentor, MAWA, mentorship program
2013-14     Sessional Instructor, Foundation, Drawing 1, Fall/Winter/Spring
2011-12     Mentor, MAWA, mentoring Artists for Women’s Art, mentorship program
2011        Juror, Interlake juried art show, Northern juried art show, Gimli and Flin-Flon             Manitoba
2011-12     Thesis advisor, for two Thesis students, painting Art Barn, University of Manitoba
2011        Instructor, Drawing 2 and Figure Drawing, Foundations, School of Art, University             of Manitoba
2010        Instructor, Painting 1, School of Art, University of Manitoba
2009-10     Guest artist lecturer, advanced painting, University of Manitoba
2008-09     College Saint-Boniface, inventory of permanent collection and curated permanent             exhibition
2009        Curated exhibition and auction - Maison Gabrielle Roy
2009 -10    Bilingual Facilitator, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Youth Programs

Artist Talks
2014           Art Now, University of Manitoba, artist lecture
2013           Artist talk, Plug-In ICA, Survey exhibition “Souvenir Involontaire”
2011           Juror presentation, Northern Juried Art Show, Flin Flon, Manitoba and Interlake                Juried Art Show, Gimli Manitoba
2011           Gallery Hop, Toronto, PPCA, In Limbo solo-exhibition
2011           Final Candidate presentation, painting tenure track, University of Manitoba,                Winnipeg
2010           University of Manitoba, Art Barn
2010           Canadian Art Gallery Hop, Paul Petro Contemporary Art Gallery, Toronto
2008           Concordia University, Montreal, Undergraduate Advanced painting and Painting 1
2007           La Maison Des Artistes Visuels Francophones, Saint-Boniface, Winnipeg

Selected Bibliography
Dick, Terrance      Moonlighting, Paul Petro Contemporary Art, Akimbo review, April 2014
Cochrane, Steven    It’s actually Winnipeg, Winnipeg Free Press, group exhibition Actual                     Gallery, Winnipeg

Souvenir Involontaire, Survey exhibition - Doris McCarthy, The Kenderdine and Plug-In ICA
Miller, Marcus      Janet Werner, Tammy Salzl, Melanie Rocan, BorderCrossings No. 127
Gazzola, Bart       Souvenir Involontaire at the Kenderdine Gallery, Planet S magazine,                     Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Bachelot, Mannon    A la recherche du temps perdue, journal La Liberte, 2013
Cochrane, Steven    Imperfect recollections, ARTS, Winnipeg Free Press,  print edition October                     17, 2013
Kelher, Lisa        Melanie Rocan “Souvenir Involontaire, Canadian Art Magazine review Spring                     2014
Schechter, Fran     Quality Quartet, Now Magazine, Toronto NOW | October 27-November 3, 2011 |                     VOL 31 NO 9
Vaughan, RM         Saturday’s Globe and Mail, Published Friday, Nov. 04, 2011
Leveiller, Roger    Liaison, Revue de l’Ouest Canadien, Pleine de Peinture, La Maison des                     Artistes, 2011
Goisset, Pierre     Winnipeg voyage, My Winnipeg, La Liberte, April 2011

Culture Art: Fashion Magazine
Jordan, Betty-Ann  Fashion Magazine Winter 2010, Where the Art is. Culture Art, p. 30, 122

The Phoenix Art: Young Canadian Painters, Simon Blais, Montreal
Callaghan, Lori   Rising from the ashes, Rover, Montreal Arts Uncovered
Canadian Art On-line, The Phoenix Art: Viewing Painting’s Renewed Power

Transient State, Paul Petro Contemporary Art, July 3 - August 1, 2009
Dault, Gary Michael  Globe and Mail, Saturday, July 11, 2009
Schechter,Fran        Now Toronto, Art reviews, July 16 - 22, 2009

Review Carte Blanche Vol. 2, painting exhibition at the MOCCA Eye Weekly, November 19, 2008

Review Naturally Tied, Paul Petro Contemporary Art, 2008
Dault, Gary Michael    A Cacophony of Meaning, Globe and Mail, January 19, 2008
David Balzer           Toronto’s Eye Weekly Magazine, review
Interview with Radio-Canada Ontario’s daily art show 

Review BorderCrossings Magazine, painting issue #103
Enright, Robert       Border Views, Pleasurable Unease, p.28-29

Paul Butler and TheOthergallery
Living Winnipeg, CBC special, September 2007 (Chosen as one of the top 5 emerging artists in Winnipeg)

Les Murs Sont Tombés, La Maison des Artistes Visuels Francophones Inc., Artist Run Centre
Chamberland, Denis      Interview for Zig-Zag, December 2007
Leveille, Roger         Liaison, magazine for the arts of western Canada, fall 2007
Roberts, Lorne          Unique Francophone artists creating new visual languages, Winnipeg                         Free Press
Gignac, Anne-Marie      Interview Radio Canada (television), Cultural Programming, Manitoba
Ousset, Jean-Marc et Dureault, Vincent       CKSB, Radio-Canada Manitoba, interview for                                              Western Canada
Abramson, Stacey        Review in Uptown magazine, June 21, 2007

Too-Sicks collective
CBC Artspots Too-sicks collective, 2006 www.cbc.ca/artspots

Dark and Lonely exhibition, Paul Petro Contemporary Art Gallery, Toronto
Regan, Kate   Mike Bayne and Melanie Rocan, Toronto Life, September 2006
Balzer, David An artful year, Eye Weekly Toronto - Arts Week -December 21, 2006

RBC 8th Painting competition 2006
Jager, David - Bank on this NOW Magazine - The Arts in Toronto, September 14 - 20
Csanady, Ashley - Banking on the future of Canadian art, Imprint, The University of Waterloo newspaper
Roberts, Lorne - Local Artists make splash on Toronto Scene, Winnipeg Free Press, September 30, 2006
Gignac, Anne-Marie - Interview Radio Canada (television), Cultural Programming, Manitoba

Dualité Exhibition, CCFM, Saint-Boniface, Manitoba 2006
Wiebe, Christabel   Crossovers, BorderCrossings, review on Dualite exhibition, p.82-83, issue                     100, winter
Roberts, Lorne      Show offers fresh take on urban art, Winnipeg Free Press, Thursday, July                       13, 2006
Leveille Roger      Review on Dualite exhibition, Liaison Western Art Magazine, summer 2006
 
BorderCrossings Magazine YOUNG, issue 92, winter 2004
Enright, Robert     Dear Diarist, page 11 / Eyland, Cliff  Too-Sicks Collective, page 16 – 27

A La Planche Exhibition 2003
Enright, Robert    “Winnipeg singular collective raises a ruckus, Globe and Mail, November 12

Young Winnipeg Artist Exhibition 2003
Enright, Robert     Globe and Mail, Visual Arts, p. V2-V3 May 10, 2003
Cameron, Amy        Hey we’re from Winnipeg too... MacLean’s magazine, March 24, 2003
Enright, Robert     Nouveau Winnipeg, Border Crossings Magazine, p.15-16, issue No. 86